Biology - Biomedical Science Emphasis, BS


Program Description

The B.S. Biomedical Science emphasis is designed for students seeking a career in the medical field. This includes students looking to apply to medical school (M.D. & D.O.), dental school, pharmacy school, podiatry school, optometry school, and other health-related, professional schools.

Program Curriculum

120 credits

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements

American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Biology Core Requirements
BIOL 1610
BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I (LS)
and Principles of Biology I Lab (LAB)
BIOL 1620
BIOL 1625
Principles of Biology II
and Principles of Biology II Lab
BIOL 3010Evolution3
BIOL 3030Principles of Genetics3
BIOL 3040General Ecology3
Other Degree Requirements
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
CHEM 1220
CHEM 1225
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
CHEM 2310
CHEM 2315
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHEM 2320
CHEM 2325
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
CHEM 3510
CHEM 3515
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry I Lab
Complete one (1) of the following series of courses:
PHYS 2010
PHYS 2015
PHYS 2020
PHYS 2025
College Physics I (PS)
and College Physics I Lab (LAB)
and College Physics II
and College Physics II Lab
or PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
PHYS 2220
PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists Engineers I (PS)
and Physics/Scientists Engineers I Lab (LAB)
and Physics/Scientists EngineersII
and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab
Additional Biology Requirements
BIOL 2320
BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Lab
BIOL 3420Advanced Human Physiology3
BIOL 3150
BIOL 3155
Biostatistics and the Scientific Method
and Scientific Method and Experimental Design
BIOL 3450
BIOL 3455
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Lab
or BIOL 3550
BIOL 3555
Eukaryotic Cell Biology
and Eukaryotic Cell Biology Lab
BIOL 4910Senior Seminar1
Complete one (1) of the following Technical Laboratory Courses
BTEC 2010DNA Methods and Analysis2
BTEC 2020Protein Purification and Analysis2
BTEC 2030Cell Culture Techniques 2
BTEC 2050Zebrafish Maintenance & Methodology2
BIOL 2300Fundamentals of Bioinformatics2
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Complete one (1) psychology courses from among the following
PSY 2400Psychology of Abnormal Behavior3
PSY 3460Health Psychology3
PSY 3710Behavioral Neuroscience3
Complete at least 7 credits of upper-division biology courses not already used to fulfill a degree requirement and pick at least one Technical Laboratory Course. Elective credits must total 15.
Advanced Utah Health Scholars Students (Prerequisite: HLOC 2000 )
Scientific Writing
Science Communication
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
and Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Lab
Cadaver Practicum
Cancer Biology
Developmental Biology
Biology of Infectious Disease
Introduction to Immunology
Molecular Biology
and Molecular Biology Laboratory
General Entomology
Senior Thesis
Biochemistry II
and Biochemistry II Lab
Calculus I (MA) (Technical Laboratory Courses )

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C- or higher required in each Program Requirement, Core Discipline Requirement, and Biology Elective Requirement course.
  6. Maximum 6 total credits of BIOL 4810R, and/or BIOL 4890R, and/or BIOL 4930R may be used toward Biology requirements.